Floats were first used in 1977 after the streetcars were abolished.
Today they are gorgeously decorated with flowers and lights.
Every year their design is different.
Six vehicles go through the city in two formations.
From Chuo Pier, the cruiser ‘Chikuzen’ takes citizens on cruises around Hakata Bay.
The festival ends with a fireworks display.
When the stage show comes to an end, rocket fireworks are let off into the night sky.
These mark the end of the festival.